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MoveOn.org the radical leftist website is stirring up their supporters to help them save Obamacare from those vicious right-wingers.

Dear MoveOn member,

Starting on October 1, America will take a huge step towards universal health care. That’s the day that 22 million uninsured Americans will be able to start getting affordable health insurance under Obamacare.
But now, with just weeks to go, right-wing groups have launched a multi-million-dollar campaign to torpedo Obamacare before it even gets started.1

Their plan: Mislead young people about how the law works so they get scared and don’t enroll. The problem is that it really could work because if younger, healthier people don’t participate, then costs will skyrocket and Obamacare will fail. Period.

It’s disgusting—people could actually die because they don’t get the health insurance they need, and our entire health care system would be thrown into chaos. But these groups are soblinded by hate for Barack Obama that they’ll do anything to make his signature program go up in smoke.

To fight back, MoveOn is launching an urgent campaign of our own to debunk right-wing lies and go after Republican politicians and media outlets that spread misinformation—but we need to raise at least $250,000 in the next 72 hours to make sure we have the resources to set the record straight.

Can you donate in $5 to fund our urgent campaign to save Obamacare?

Yes, I can contribute $5.

Conservatives are so desperate to stop Obamacare from succeeding that they’re literally telling people to “burn your Obamacare card”—even though these cards don’t even exist.2

Our plan is to counter their misinformation campaign with a laser-like focus on social media and the websites where young people spend the most time. Young people live on the Internet today, and reaching them online is far cheaper than with traditional TV advertising.

Just for starters, we’ll be able to put an ad on the Facebook pages of 18- to 35-year-olds across America, and we’ll also run ads in college newspapers—right as students return to school—explaining the truth about what Obamacare means for young people.

We’ve seen these kinds of right-wing scare tactics work before—lies about Social Security have convinced an entire generation of young people that that program won’t be around in the future. And polling shows that awareness about the new program is dangerously low among the young people who need health insurance most.3

We can’t just sit back and hope for the best. And the clock’s ticking. We’ve got just weeks to fight back—and we’ve got just 72 hours until Sunday, when we’ll look at what’s come in, decide how big we can go with this campaign, and get started. Can you chip in?

Yes, I’ll chip in $5 to make sure right-wing extremists can’t kill health care reform.

We know from the past that MoveOn can run effective campaigns to debunk lies and misinformation. During the last election, we lampooned Mitt Romney’s lies with truth and humor, and it worked.

So, can you help us debunk the lies again?

We’ve reached a critical moment. Summer’s ending. School’s starting. And with just weeks to go, young people are starting to tune in. We’ve got a plan. We’re literally ready to wire money to our ad vendor and get started. But we’re 100% member-funded—and we can only do this campaign the right way if enough MoveOn members chip in.

MoveOn members were integral in passing the Affordable Care Act. We’ve come too far and fought too hard to let right-wing extremists succeed at making sure health care reform fails. Can you help out? Click below to donate $5 and help fund our urgent campaign stop the right-wing effort to kill Obamacare before it gets started.

Yes, I’ll chip in $5 to make sure right-wing extremists can’t kill health care reform.

Thanks for all you do.

–Mark, Rosy, Manny, Eric, and the rest of the teamSources:

1. “Inside the Obamacare resistance,” The Washington Post, August 1, 2013
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=292769&id=74086-20851955-Fjkjvyx&t=7

2. Ibid.

3. “Young Adults’ Obamacare Awareness Low Ahead of Rollout, Survey Says,” The Huffington Post, August 21, 2013
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=292801&id=74086-20851955-Fjkjvyx&t=8

Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 8 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

Maybe  MoveOn should consult with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka who said “mistakes” were made in Obamacare after learning that many union plans won’t qualify for federal tax subsidies.

Still worth saving?

As soon as George Zimmerman was declared “not guilty”  on Saturday, the liberal media has gone into overdrive to try and paint the decision as a failure of our justice system, rather than pointing out that the prosecution had a weak case from the start and didn’t do a very good job in presenting their case.

trayvon-martinThe decision was a major blow to the media which tried extremely hard to make the case about race and racism,while ignoring the facts.

NBC was one of the first to go to bat for Martin with an edited version of the 911 call, that totally changed the context of the call.  Then there is the media as a whole who chose to run pictures of Martin at age 12-where he looked wide-eyed and innocent, rather than more recent photos which showed a different young man, while showing a less than flattering picture of George Zimmerman in order to make him appear guilty.

MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Bloom weighed in on the trial, by saying that the prosecution needed to focus extensively on the racial angle in their summation-though their was no evidence that race played a part in the incident, and added on another appearance that Martin’s reference to Zimmerman as a “creepy ass-cracker” was lighthearted and humorous, and not as serious as Zimmerman’s derogatory comments about Martin.

Also, in trying to make the case for this being racially motivated, Zimmerman- whose mother is from Peru, was referred to as a  white Hispanic.  What’s next, white Black?  Oh, sorry, that’s an oreo. Gimme a break!

Now the focus of the media along with other liberals and Democrats is to try and convince the Justice Department to file civil charges against Zimmerman, while decrying the decision and harping on how the judicial system doesn’t treat blacks fairly.

Even President Obama, who said earlier this year that if he had a son he would look like Trayvon, reminded the public that the jury has spoken.

That message seems to be lost on the media.

While black leaders condemn the decision, they weren’t quite so outraged when former NFL star O.J. Simpson was acquitted of killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, who both happened to be white in 1995.  While many people were outraged at the verdict, there wasn’t a wide-scale by protests by whites as we are now seeing by blacks after the Zimmerman decision.

From an email that I received last night.

Dear MoveOn member,

Anonymous attackers just tried to shut down MoveOn’s site. 

Over the weekend, someone unleashed millions of artificial requests at our servers, preventing legitimate traffic from getting through, and temporarily shutting down our website. It’s what’s called a Denial of Service Attack, and this was the largest one we’ve ever faced. Over 15 years, through wars and heated elections, we’ve never seen anything like this.

It was the equivalent of someone firing a shot-gun through our window—clearly aimed to intimidate us and interrupt our work. Tens of of thousands of MoveOn members and other visitors were unable to organize on our site—sign petitions, plan events, run campaigns—for hours as our ace tech team raced to fight the attack and get the site back up.

We’re back up and running with new defense measure in place, but while this was the biggest attack we’ve faced, it won’t be the last. We must quickly beef up our defenses so MoveOn members can keep running campaigns that speak truth to power without fear.

Will you chip in $5 today to help make sure MoveOn is on and strong enough to withstand the next attack when it comes?

Yes, I’ll chip in to defend against anonymous attackers trying to shut MoveOn down.

While we were under attack, MoveOn staff couldn’t access some of our most essential tech tools. Over 45,000 MoveOn members were unable to reach their petition signers and campaign data. Over 300 groups met this weekend to kick off a massive anti-fracking campaign—and all those groups were briefly locked out of our systems.

Paralyzing MoveOn for a few hours was a big blow. Taking us out for a day would be a disaster. Our 8 million members are everywhere, fighting bravely to change this country, working on timely campaigns—they can’t wait for the tools and back-up we provide. We need to be ready for the next attack—and we will be.

With your support, we will:

  • Recover the costs of the extra tech time we already put in to recover from this most recent attack
  • Acquire new tools that’ll help us recover more quickly next time this happens
  • Continue to invest in best-in-class technology to power our campaigns

Will you help us protect ourselves from future malicious attacks and continue to invest in powerful tools that are changing the country?

Yes, I can chip in $5 to defend against anonymous attackers and keep vital campaigns going in the face of intimidation and sabotage.

Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Patrick, Alejandro, Jess, and the rest of the team

Somehow except for the hardcore leftists that support MoveOn, I can’t imagine too many people are all that broken up about the DNS assault on their servers.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addressed the NRA convention in Houston yesterday and sent the liberal media into a tizzy for the video introduction that preceded his speech which showed him shooting down “human shaped targets” according to the New York Daily News using a semi-automatic weapon.

I guess the reporter, Kristen Lee has never seen a target before.

Maybe Lee and the rest of the liberal media didn’t appreciate the fact that Perry is not only a gun owner, but know how to use one, but the audience loved it and it gave Perry a real bad-ass image before he addressed the crowd, which won’t hurt after his failed presidential bid last year.

Vice president and his wife Jill reported income of $385.072 on their 2012 tax return, but when it comes to helping those less fortunate than themselves, they are skinflints.

Joe Biden fingerThe Bidens reported a total of $7,190 in charitable contributions or 1.9% of their total income.

While that is in line with what the average American gives based on their disposable income, the Bidens certainly are not average with earnings that are closer to the liberal much-reviled 1% than anything else.

The Bidens are certainly free to spend their money any way they see fit, but if I can donate about 6 times as much  percentage wise on about one-sixth the income, certainly our vice-president can do better.

Then again liberals are the masters of hypocrisy.

The publication of the names and addresses of gun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, apparently has led to a burglary at the home of one elderly gun owner.

GunmapAccording to a report in Newsday on Sunday, burglars broke into the home of a man in his 70’s and attempted to open his gun safe.

Police are investigating whether or not the publication of the names and addresses of 44,000 gun owners by the Journal News was a factor in the burglary attempt, but the fact that the homeowner’s name was part of that database and that their target was his gun safe is no coincidence.

The Journal News has come under fire from gun ownership advocates and in an bit of irony has hired armed guards to patrol its building, after the initial backlash.

State Sen. Greg Ball (R) is planning on introducing legislation today to make the names of gun owners private.

It’s been two weeks since the election, but you wouldn’t know it by the daily barrage of stories in the media of Republicans wallowing in their misery and trying to figure out how to fix their broken party.

Yes, the Republicans suffered a rather surprising defeat in the presidential election, but the Civil War that has been so heavily mentioned in the media within the party has largely been driven by the media would like nothing better than to see the party fight to the degree that they will be too weak to defend their turf in 2014.

Of course it hasn’t helped that several Republican leaders have bought into this notion and have run away from Mitt Romney and the Tea Party faster than you can say “boo,” but instead of banding together and putting up a united front, they have decided to play the blame game to the media’s delight.

There is no doubt that Romney should have won the election. But he was hobbled by a brutal primary campaign that gave the Democrats plenty of fodder for the general election.  The same could have been said had any of the other Republican candidates won the nomination as well, since the primary was more about beating each other up, than beating the president.

Romney was plagued by other problems as well, but when your party brings 2 million fewer voters to the polls than they did for John McCain, the problem is larger than the candidate.

And it wasn’t just the presidential race that was a problem.  The GOP lacks a credible system for vetting their Senate candidates and making sure they are media ready.  For two elections in a row, the Democrats were ready to give the Republicans majority control and twice the GOP ran unprepared candidates in key races and dug themselves a deeper hole.  They’ll have another chance in 2014, but they have to do a better job in selecting and preparing candidates were skewered by the media in 2010, and 2012.

The media has also been dancing prematurely on the grave of the Tea Party.  On the one hand the Tea Party suffered losses in key Senate and House races, but overall they still helped keep the Republicans in control of the House, and the incoming GOP freshmen are more conservative as a whole than those who lost their seats.  And the election did bring the party Ted Cruz in Texas who will be star for many years to come.

So to all those in the GOP who are whining and moaning about losing two weeks ago, stop it now, and start recruiting for 2014 and beyond and build a ground game.

And stop all the talk about how the party has to change.  If you can’t stick to your core principles, then get out!

The longer you complain the more the liberal media will divide you. And who needs four more years of the clowns at MSNBC whooping and hollering?

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